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>> live from dw here in berlin, this is the "journal." >> barack obama and benjamin netanyahu reaffirm u.s.-israeli ties and stress a common stance against iran. >> bailout crisis meetings continue in cyprus as the central bank announces the banks will remain shut until next week. >> and from berlin to the himalayan kingdom of bhutan, we asked what makes people smile on the international day of happiness. it is a visit heavier on symbolism than on substance. president barack obama is in israel right now, where he has promised america's enduring support for the jewish state. he also stressed the need for peace. >> but obama is not expected to provide new initiatives or policy moves in the area of the middle east peace process, which is secondary to israeli leaders when compared to the possibility of a nuclear iran. president obama and prime minister netanyahu have given a press conference. we will talk to our jerusalem correspondent about that in a moment. >> but first, the israeli president said that president barack obama has a vision that can transform the middle east. the p
obama's trip to the middle east. our north american editor, who is traveling with the president, has sent us this report. >> at israel's holocaust memorial, president obama declared we must work for the light. but ermon than diplomacy the man was hoping to change the way america was seen in the world when we came into office. obama has shown a passionate respect for their country that is sweet music to israeli ears and many liked his push for peace. one newspaper declared "love has paid a royal visit." >> for our sons and daughters are not born to hate. they are taught to hate. so let us fill their young hearts with the same understanding and compassion that we hope others have for them. >> he mailed tribute to zionism at the grave of its modern founder. the new friendlier approach is already working and he's urging israeli prime minister netanyahu -- he's made a surprising apology to his turkish counterpart in 2009 obama's first big policy speech was in crier ro. -- cairo. >> and this cycle of suspicion and discord mustened. >> tonight the president arrived in jordan knowing many i
in february, and although he refused to answer the question, he said he and president obama had spoken about it "a bit." i think it's interesting to think about the iea th a obama have talked about whether he wants a third term and perhaps how inclined obama is to give it to him. >> rose: a look at syria and chemical weapons. and also the bernanke conversation today about the economy and the role of the federal reserve when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: the syrian conflict reached new levels this week. the assad regime and the syrian opposition groups accused of each other of using chemical weapons. the allegations were made only hours before president obama's departure to israel yesterday. the white house has yet to verify the claims but lawmakers are increasingly calling for action. here's what presidentbama said eaier day in a joint press conference with israeli prime minister netanyahu. >> with respect to chemical weapons, we intend to investigate thoroughly exactly what happened. obviously, in
president obama's departure to israel yesterday. the white house has yet to verify the claims but lawmakers are increasingly calling for action. here's what president obama said earlier today in a joint press conference with israeli prime minister netanyahu. >> with respect to chemical weapons, we intend to investigate thoroughly exactly what happened. obviously, in syria right now, you've got a war zone. you have information that's filtered out. but we have to make sure that we know exactly what happened, what was nature of the incident, what can we document, what can we prove. i've instructed me teams to work closely with all other countries in the region, and international organizations, and institutions to find out precisely whether or not this red line was crossed. i will note without at this point having all the facts before me, that we know the syrian government has the capacity to carry out chemical weapon attacks. we know that there are those there the syrian government who have compressed a willingness to use-- expressed a willingness to use chemical weapons if necessary, to prote
the allegations. tourk obama is expected to the church of nativity in bethlehem with palestinian president mahmoud abbas in about an hour. together, they visited the tomb modernlate father of zionism and also the tomb of yitzhak rabin. we understand that obama will now be driving from jerusalem to bethlehem instead of taking the chopper. why is that you'd what does his visit to bethlehem include? -- why is that? what does his visit to bethlehem include? >> now a wild sand storm has .lown across the west bank not able to travel by helicopter. he will travel by road. this should give president obama another viewpoint of the and he activity in the west bank. he's likely to see some very large israeli settlements, settlements that encroach on palestinian land surrounding bethlehem. he will be seeing the church of the nativity, including the door of humility. this is a very low door that you enter to get into the church. someone as tall as president obama is really going to have to duck down. he will visit the rod aware jesus christ was born -- the grotto where jesus christ was born. he will be meeting
they were unchanged in 17 states. fell in just 8. as we have seen, president obama does not often play it safe in the cabinet nominations. at least the second time around. today he picked a justice department official who according to an inspector general report may have been less than forthcoming, about a controversial case mixing race, voting right, intimidation and politics. james rosen is in the white house. >> to lead this in the sustained unemployment, president obama nominated tom perez. >> he has fought to open pathway in workforce for everyone willing to contribute, including those with disabilities, lgbt americans and immigrants. he has helped settle the largest cases ever on behalf of families targeted by unfair mortgage lending. >> the son was a staff lawyer to kennedy and labor secretary for maryland. >> i'm confident that together, the business community, republicans, democrats, independents the like we can keep making progress for all the working families. >> some business leader like miller and long, the mid-atlantic largest employment structure voiced fear that perez w
korea. >>> well, tensions rising over the civil war in syria. just of course as president obama arrives in the region. >> that's right. the president is in israel for meetings with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. accusations by the syrian government and rebels of a chemical weapons attack have now raised new concerns. >> important to note there is no verification that either side used chemical weapons, but a u.s. lawmaker says there is in his words a high probability that the government did or is about to. >> we need that final verification, but given everything we know over the last year and a half i mike rogers intelligence chairman was under the conclusion that they were either positioned for use and ready to do that or in fact have been used. >> now, of course israel concerned about the war in syria just across the northeastern border. and these latest claims may increase pressure on the u.s. to perhaps get more involved in some way or another. >> for the latest on this situation in syria and president obama's middle east trip overall we have live reports now from john king in je
. is this it? one and done? >>> the critical item on president obama's agenda in israel. >> reporter: it's b.a.r.t. verses the birds. we'll tell you how much the agency is spending to keep their stations free and bird free. it may surprise you -- as "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. >>> we're tracking developing news out of bethel island where a large fire that's burned two homes has flared up again. the fire first broke out at 2:30 this morning on taylor road. claudine wong is live on bethel island with more on why this fire is taking so long to control. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, tori. they've attacked it from the front, from behind and now they are gonna talk it from above. take a look. one home was already destroyed by flames but this fire at this home has burned for more than four hours. you have firefighters on the ground shooting water up into the top level of this home. but it's just not getting to where it needs to get to. firefighters say what they are doing now is getten an
but they say he sounded disoriented. he may be driving a camera. >>> president obama is in israel. we want to show you a picture out of jerusalem. these are live pictures right now, where you can see president obama. it looks like he's hearing from sol young children. a little girl at the microphone. at this point, he's at the residence of shimon peres. the two men are scheduled to take part in a tree-planting ceremony. then later today, president obama will meet with benjamin netanyahu. coming up at 7:15, the hot topics on the meets with the israeli leaders. >>> well, now we're less than a week away from the day the u.s. supreme court will hear oral arguments on proposition 8. next tuesday the court will hear arguments before or against prop 8 along with another same-sex marriage case. the challenge to the federal defensive marriage act. yesterday, the court said it would release same-day audio if the arguments are presented. the court's statement did not mention television coverage which legal experts probably means it will not be allowed. >>> a bay a
out of syria chemical weapons were used in that war as president obama arrives it -- in israel and a country that shares a border. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to america's newsroom. martha: i'm martha maccallum. this is very serious story. president obama may soon have to act. mike rogers chairs the intel committee in the house. his counterpart in the senate, dianne feinstein, both say based on briefings they received very high probability that syria's regime used weapons of mass destruction. that has been called a red line issue by president obama who warned syria's dictator bashar al-assad that he should not cross that line. bill: the white house has been briefed and the white house has to make some decisions in this. i think the days are becoming more desperate and the regime is more desperate and we know where the chemical weapons are, end quote. peter doocy leads the coverage in washington. how certain are the lawmakers that chemical weapons have been used, peter? >> reporter: not 100% certain, bill but senator feinstein says lawmakers have seen the same intelligence the whit
for the first time as commander-in-chief. president obama and israeli president shimon peres about to speak live in jerusalem. it is all "happening now." jenna: an investigation is underway today after an explosion during a training exercise kills at least seven u.s. marines. the caveat there, at least. we're still watching as people recover in the hospital. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. investigators are to figure out what caused a mortar shell to go off as it was being loaded. the tragic accident happening at a base in hawthorne, nevada monday night sending shrapnel into troops that were there from camp lejeune, north carolina. officials say the pentagon is halting the use of the weapons until investigators can determine they can be used safely. national security correspondent jennifer griffin live at the pentagon for us now. anything more we know, general about how the marines were killed? >> reporter: what we know that the 60-millimeter mortar exploded inside the tube. they're looking was it a fuse issue? was it a lot issue? was there an issue of double loading? officiall
. president obama's first trip to israel, will he be able to mend fences with prime minister benjamin netanyahu? european stocks plunge after a new bailout measure sparks fears of a run on the banks. >>> first we get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. president obama's renewed push for a grand bargain may be showing some early signs of paying off, at least with one top republican. senator bob corker of tennessee says he could envision raising tax revenue if democrats embrace big changes to medicare and social security. corker's position on sunday puts him at odds with other members of his party including house speaker john boehner who's ruling out the prospect of any new taxes. >> i think there by the way is a chance on a deal. i know the president is saying the right things and we have an opportunity over the next four to five months. i think republicans, if they saw true entitlement reform, would be glad to look at tax reform that generates additional revenues and that doesn't mean increasing rates, that means closing loopholes. it also means arranging o
will be elizabeth colbert-bush, her brother is nobody other than stephen colbert. and president barack obama left the united states and currently en route to israel for his first visit to that nation since he took office. it comes on a day when disturbing news was bracking in the region. now, there are unconfirmed reports that earlier today, a possible chemical weapons attack was carried out in northern syria. and at this hour, both the assad regime and the rebels are blaming one another for the deadly rocket blasts that killed the at least 31 people and that included 21 civilians. now, according to reuters photographer who was on the ground, people were seen suffocating in the streets and the air apparently smelled of chlorine. it's unclear who is behind the attack, the white house is expressing skepticism over the regime's claim that it was the rebels. >> at this time we have no evidence to substantiate that charge and we're skeptical deeply of a regime that might make that charge given that the regime has lost all credibility in the eyes of the syrian people and the world. having said that we'
public that although president obama and prime minister benjamin netanyahu hasn't had necessarily the coziest of relationships, that the two countries are still aligned to one another. in fact, the israeli embassy in washington released this video that we're about to show you to just show the connection between the two countries. >> warmly welcome president obama to israel. to express our appreciation for what he has done for us. >> the bond between the united states and israel are unbreakable. and the commitment of the united states to the security of israel is ironclad. ♪ thank you for being a friend ♪ traveled down the road >> reporter: so obviously president obama and prime minister netanyahu may not have had the coziest of relationships, but the two countries are reaffirming their alliance to one another, especially in the next couple of days. richard? >> that video reminding us of jibjab perhaps. thank you. >>> the pentagon is launching an investigation into the safety of mortars following an explosion monday night on a base in nevada. this morning the military confirmed
everyone and welcome in, this is "the kudlow report." obama arrives in israel to cement our relationship with our great allie and he and netanyahu must deal with series issues. president obama is said that the use of chemical weapon this is in syria would be a game-changer. quote unquote, now back here the markets get back to rally mode. but, did the fed-head ever so subtly indicate an every so slightly less easy posture? that is my take and we will debate it later on. here is something that investors and businesses and consumers do not want to hear, it's a new tax on the internet. even downloads from ituness, who thinks that is a good idea? not me, here is good news "the kudlow report" begins right now. president obama in israel for the first same in his presidency, securing the relations with the allie in the middle east, here is what he had to say when greeted by benjamin netanyahu. it's in our fundamental security interest to stand with israel. it makes us both stronger and more prosperous and makes the world a better place. >> so question is, what exactly is the president hoping to
, 11:30 a.m., 4:30 pacific, cashing in. we are throwing a third birthday party bash for obama care. there it is. a little of that. a little of that. >> bob: i will be there for that. >> eric: dvr if you can't be there. >> bob: our fox poll is -- i got to get out of your way? sorry. i'm not used to this as you know. the poll is at facebook.com facebook.com/thefivefnc. we are serious about this and so are the other people. the veterans deserve more credit than you got and you deserve to be treated better that cbs decided to treat you. i will never understand why, but i'll say that you dug yourselves in a hole. give me the shovel. get out, apologize. apologize sunday night during your next episode of the race or whatever it's called. >> dana: "the amazing race." >> bob: "amazing this." and everybody have a good weekend. see you very soon. that will be monday. ♪ >> shannon: as we mark the third anniversary, bipartisan set-back for obama care. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> shannon: good evening. i'm shannon bream in for bret baier. the president's healthcare reform law turns th
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. president obama, back in washington this morning following his middle east trip. forress is in recess passover and easter. the senate concluded its first budget in four years. michael bloomberg is launching a new ad campaign for guns and background purchasers. sunday, march 24, but we start with the front page of "the new york daily news." the me just read a portion of what they're writing -- host: politico is reporting on a story this morning, michael bloomberg pushing senators in a $12 million ad campaign, running the ads in 13 states during the easter and passover recess focused on expanding background checks for gun purchasers. solemnly supporting republicans in states where groups can most influence the upcoming votes. we would get your calls and comments on this. you can join us on line, twitter.com/c-spanwj, or send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. or you give us a phone call, for democrats, 202-585-3880. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for independents, 202-585-3882. let's take a line -- let's take a look at one of the latest ads from mayor michael bloomberg. [video clip] >> t
>> ifill: on the first foreign trip of his second term, president obama today reassured israelis of his commitment to the nation and renewed warnings to iran and syria. we begin our coverage with a report from margaret warner who is on the ground there. >> warner: it was all sunshine and smiles as the president arrived on a sparkling day outside tel aviv. his tense, occasionally stormy relationship with prime minister netanyahu momentarily set aside as he began his first presidential visit to israel. >> good to see you. it's wonderful to be here. >> warner: the apparent goodwill led to a moment of levity about a deadly-serious issue that tops the agenda here-- the u.s. and israel's differing views on how to confront iran's advancing nuclear program, and what should be the trigger for military action against it. >> you hear about red lines all the time, right? >> bibi's always talking about redlines. this is all a psychological ploy! >> this was minutely planned! >> warner: netanyahu famously set his redline for action against iran's progress toward a bomb at the u.n. last fall.
of "newsline." do stay with us. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: president obama declared the u.s. is israel's strongest ally and greatest friend and saipeace in the middle east is still possible. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight, margaret warner is traveling with the president and briefs us on his first trip to israel as head of state. >> ifill: then, we examine the allegations that chemical weapons have been used in the syrian conflict. >> brown: judy woodruff updates the efforts to pass gun control legislation in congress and around the country. >> ifill: ray suarez talks to an emergency room doctor whose new book recounts his return home to work on the frontlines in inner city newark. >> we have an overflux of patients cong ito the emrgen deptmen andif you're using the ambulance system for a non-emergency issue, you are taking away from that person who's not able to breathe. now imagine that was your grandmother, imagine that was your father. >> brown: and hari sreenivasan begins a series of stories on th
barack obama has let jordan at the end of his visit to the middle east. the white house had set low expectations for this trip. the main purpose seemed to be reasewering israel that the u.s. is a committed ally. looking back now on president obama's four-day tour. >> looking at the pictures you might think president obama was simply on holiday, touring the ancient city of petra in jordan. in israel, marveling at the dead sea scrolls. but these visits were carefully crafted events meant to send a message to israelis about his correction -- connection to the land they believe dates back to biblical times. the support is believed to be what pushed israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu to apologize to turkish prims recep tayyip erdogan about the raid. supporters at the israeli expandoes killed nine turks aboard an aid ship carrying activists trying to end the blockade against the -- against the gaza strip. >> it's in the interest of the united states that they begin this process of getting their relationship back in order. >> the entire focus of the president's trip was to strengthe
problems have proved intractable. at the same time, president obama's trip to the middle east last week hassles put new focus on trying to restart the israeli-palestinian peace process. the trip through the region has provided kerry with a first-hand introduction to a daunting agenda and it is likely to be only the first of many such trips to come. for more on the challenges ahead for secretary of state for more on the challenges ahead for secretary of state kerry, i'm joined by michele dunne, formerly with the national security council and state department. she now heads the middle east program at the atlantic council. and susan glasser, executive editor of "foreign policy" magazine. it seems as john kerry hop scotchs around the region, all he is encountering are rocks and hard places. am i right? >> yes, you are right about that. i mean, this is a region i think that actually has been crying out for a bit more u.s. engagement, but that doesn't mean that it's going to be easy. the secretary kerry clearly shows he's ready to be engaged but, you know, he's walking into a situation in ira
of frightening. i'm jake tapper and this is "the lead." the world lead. president obama warns syria that using chemical weapons would cross his red line. what will he do now that one may have been fired? i will ask his new chief of staff. >>> the politics lead. senator marco rubio joins me on the same day his idea for a pathway to citizenship gets a boost from a potential 2016 rival. >>> the sports lead. he went 50 for 50 in his state by state elections for the 2012 election. just imagine what numbers guru nate silver can do for your march madness bracket. >>> the world lead -- 70,000 people have already been killed in syria's two-year-long civil war but now reports that forces have started using the kind of artillery that could kill that number of people in a matter of days. i'm referring to chemical weapons. as of now the reports are unconfirmed. if true, it is unclear who fired them. each side blames the other. i'll bring in nick walsh standing by in beirut, lebanon. the rebels say the government killed 25 people with a chemical weapon. help us out here. who is telling the truth? >> reporte
spared a lot of bloodshed. >> a major headline this morning, barack obama's first trip as president to israel. with so many political hot button issues in the mideast can we expect the president to make many accomplishments during this historic visit? >> ten years after the iraq war we'll introduce you to veterans who cannot forget their military and personal battles looking ahead to the future. don't miss bob woodruff's special report coming up. >> later on, the on again/off again romance of katy perry and john mayer. their personal life can make interesting song lyrics weaned may have the final verse in "the skinny". >>> firsz, the details in the foiled plot to kill students at a university campus in florida. >> police say the gunman came dangerously close to carrying out his planned massacre until his roommate took incredibly brave action. abc's matt gutman is in orlando. >> reporter: the first video from police cameras, tracking down a would-be killer, body mounted cameras showing cops with assault rifles discovered the body of the gunman along with his arse
with obama as president and the democrats in the senate to even get votes on good ideas. in other words, we're now finally getting the democrats in the senate to write a budget which for 1418 days, four years, they never wrote a budget. how do you campaign against democrats in the senate if they don't even write down what they're for? so there are differences in how you structure. i think there's a lot to be learned from republican successes with governors like walker in wisconsin who made dramatic changes on the cost of government, government-run pensions, the unionized government work force and bobby jindal with school choice. he's planning this year to abolish the corporate and individual income tax, moving in a very different direction than the national democrats want to and winning elections with that approach. so there's a lot to be learned both by the failure of the romney campaign and the senate races and the successes the republicans have had at the state level. >> host: and we're taking your calls in this segment with grover norquist with americans for tax reform. the phone lines
. >> okay. thank you very much for that. coming up, speaking of political events, president obama makes his first official trip to israel as a u.s. president. this after a recent poll shows only 10% of israelis view him favorably. we'll be live in jerusalem with more when we come back. don't go anywhere. zap technology. arrival. with hertz gold plus rewards, you skip the counters, the lines, and the paperwork. zap. it's our fastest and easiest way to get you into your car. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. >>> >>> now the tiny island of cyprus' finance minister is appealing to russia for help. fresh off talks this morning, negotiations were constructive but no deal has been struck for a loan or further aid at this time. steve sedgwick spoke with the finance minister after that meeting. here's what he had to say. >> a very good first meeting. very constructive. very honest discussion. we underscored how difficult the situation is and we'll now continue our discussions to find a solution by which we will get -- we hope we'll get some support from russia. >> in t
. >>> president obama is in israel after a first day of a three day visit. this is the president's first trip to the region since he took office. this began with this tour. mr. obama had separate meetings with israeli president and israeli prime minister. >> america's support for israel security is unprecedented. >> israel remains committed to peace and the solution of two states. >> president obama met with him at the prime minister's private residence. focusing on peace between israelis and palestinians along with preventing iran from developing a nuclear weapon. >>> president obama also spoke today about the situation in syria saying he is skeptical of claims by the government that rebel forces have used chemical weapons. they've ause caused each other of using such weapons yesterday. 31 people died in the most recent fighting. president obama says the u.s. is investigating to see if any chemical weapons were used. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the economy has become stronger after a pause late last year. more needs to be done. he says as long as inflation remains
of president obama's visit to israel a new threat from iran. >> iran's supreme leader today vowed to destroy tel aviv if iran is attacked by israel. and made those comments in an address marking the iranian new year. >> and he said the basis of hostility with iran is the u.s. government. we'll have the latest on president obama's trip to the region live from jerusalem. >>> the united nations is going to launch an investigation into whether chemical weapons were indeed used in syria. both the syrian regime and the opposition asked the u.n. to look into the claim. >> the demand came after both sides accused each other of firing chemical weapons on tuesday. opposition groups insist rebels don't have access to such material. >> and u.s. officials saying they welcome the move. >>> first up, north korea's new and threatening message. pyongyang warning today it has the capability to strike u.s. bases in guam and japan. >> matthew chance joining us now from seoul, south korea. matthew, is this north korea's typical bluster or something more ominous here? >> it's really difficult to say, fredricka, b
to the left of president obama on this issue. >> i think freedom means freedom for everyone, and, as many of you know, one of my daughters is gay, and something that we've lived with for a long time in our family. i think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish. >> of course these recent numbers also show that almost half of americans still oppose same-sex marriage. >> this country's doom is coming. >> and they'll be watching just as closely this week when the supreme court tackles the hot-button issue for the very first time. they're the last people you want making mistakes but reducing the insane hours for medical interns may do more harm than good, according to new data released just moments ago. back in 2011, the maximum shift interns could work was cut from 24 to 16 hours, but one study shows that interns did not sleep any longer and they were actually more worried about making mistakes. another study shows that patients thought it led to a lower quality of care, both studies being presented in the journal of the american medical association. >>> they're not
's begin in jordan. there president obama meets with king abdullah as the president winds up his trip to the middle east. >> the two leaders are scheduled to hold a news conference, actually that's meant to take place pretty soon. we'll be listening in of course and update you on the latest developments. out of jordan of course an important strategic ally for the u.s. and partner in the region. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu today apologized to turkey for a 2010 commando raid on a flotilla bound for gaza. eight turks were killed in that attack. >> the israeli leader apparently phoned the turkish prime minister during a meeting with president obama. this is a pretty significant development. it comes from two senior administration officials. prime minister netanyahu apologizing for what happened and admitting to operational mistakes, apparently relations are going to be normalized now. >>> in egypt hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside cairo headquarters of the muslim brotherhood today. they through molotov cocktails as police surrounded the building. >> state-run ni
's the first day of spring. right now on "first look", obama makes his inaugural visit. >> new information about the explosion that killed our marines when a mortar ground exploded. >>> inside the sinister murder plot hatched by a central florida student. >> everybody stuck on a plane wanted to order a pizza. meet the group that did. >>> and what's that jumping out of the trunk of the car. president obama will arrive in israel has his first visit as commander in chief. it comes as peace plans remain elusive. nbc news white house correspondent peter alexander joins us live from jerusalem. peter, good morning. >> good morning to you. a beautiful day here in jerusalem. you can see the historical city in the background behind us. the president is expected to be here a short time from now before you arrives in tel aviv. this trip is being billed as the unbreakable alliance. a former senior administration official told me it is more of an opportunity for a reset for the president in terms of his relationship with this country. america's strongest ally in the middle east you can expect to see a l
going. >> let's move on to washington, and president obama expected to sign a budget this week, and pretty good news for investors this is not what he wanted. automatic spending cuts stay in place. new spending on roads and bridges and universal pre-school. all that have off the table. new tax increases nowhere to be found and all of this coming out on a friday afternoon. long after everybody went home for the weekend, and hardly the market obama victory. and that you can about that more. and now this. and the third anniversary of the signing of obamacare in law and the senate overwhelmingly to repeal the tax on medical devices and higher insurance premiums next year. and "varney & company" says this law looks like it's unravelling. is that wishful thinking? in our next hour, one of the foremost authorities and critics of obamacare will answer that question, are we stuck with it? i think you're going to like her answer to this one coming up later. now, cyprus, they have seized private wealth, and principal, destroyed cyprus as a tax haven. and overseas tax haven, that's a conte
you imagine? bush would've been the pariah of all time. how many people did obama liberate? before you go, -- we lost him. he and others might be interested in the editorial for the wall street journal this morning. host: the wall street journal writes this -- host: mobile, alabama, independent caller. caller: what really interests me about the iraq war was the marketing buildup to the war. you showed a clip of: powell -- colin powell. you had the administration of the american government, and they marketed the war. leading up to it, they used certain technology, welcome to , saddamtruction hussein. ira member during that time, if i see the word saddam hussein one more time, it was like a steady drumbeat of information that the government put out. the media -- you know, the media was just basically going along with it. i mean, it was like the slogans the used, we must support troops. it just went on and on and on. they actually walked into that war. -- those articles you just mentioned from the wall street journal, a lot of people don't understand, the wall street journal is owned by t
obama of very frivolous and lavish spending on a lifestyle within the white house. have a listen to how she characterized it. >> now we find out that there are five chefs on air force one. there are two projectionists who operate the white house movie theater. they regularly sleep at the white house in order to be readily available in case the first family wants a really, really late show. we are also the ones who are paying for someone to walk the president's dog. >> all right. so i'm going to re-join that story in a moment. but i want that take you right back to israel right now, because that news conference we've been awaiting with president shimon peres and united states president, president obama, has begun. and i want to listen in. let's turn up the mics. >> and see that we can agree and discuss it openly and freely. after the meeting we just had, i feel more confidence that your vision can be transformed the middle east. your vision is achievable. you arrived here already with an impressive record of answering our needs. particularly and unforgetably in the domain of security. i
several more examples of maximum pain cuts at the top of the hour. meanwhile, president obama landing in israel today, his first trip there as president. he's going to meet with israeli leadners jeruselem and trying to make progress in restarting the middle east peace process. no matter what happens, president obama seems to be getting happy to be getting away, listen to him on the tarmac. >> and-- ♪ >> cyprus rejected terms of the eu bailout and no taxes on bank accounts and now hoping that russia will come to the rescue. how legit are russia's interests in the island nation? a leading voice on political intrigue joins us after the opening bell. that's next. all stations come over to mission a for a final go. this is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. investor. yeah, ibut i'm a busy guy.or it used to be easier but now there are re choi
. president obama landing in ramallah moments ago. he's meeting with president mahmoud abbas one day after arriving in israel. >>> starting today the defense department will be handing out furlough notices, a move that it blames on sequester cuts. employees have seven days to appeal. >>> don't forget march madness starts today. there are 16 total games. of course carolina will win it all. >> of course, heather. maybe now. it is two minutes before the to which the hour. let's take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly. first the good. he was a villain in the ring but former w.w.e. superstar christmas terse is a bona fide hero. he rescued his mother from her burning home. he tore a tree out of the ground and then he tossed it through the window in order to rescue her. >> next the bad. nearly 100 sharks are spotted off the coast of a popular beach in australia. the sharks were spotted feeding on a group of fish and it caused the beach to shut down for a few hours. fortunately no one was hurt. finally the ugly, octomom is under investigation for welfare fraud. if it's true, she could end u
. it and thinks president obama is ruining america. as you can see, he is black. it could care less about the color of his skin, but that is not how some see it on the left. take dean freeland at american university who tweeted i don't think i realized beep carson was conservative until last month. he is becoming the right wing go to black token. race baiting may be going on there. the left wants you to believe the conservatives are racists and maybe they should peek in the mirror. if you attack someone for being a certain color, the professor clearly did, who is really race-baiting. you were cutting out opening intro. >> dana: quite a weekend. >> andrea: apparently. bob and i have become one. >> kimberly: everybody knows it. >> eric: what about the left and shot at dr. carson in they're the big tenet, right? >> kimberly: don't want to upset you in the first few minutes of the show, but they look like the ones race baiting and diminishing his accomplishment, value, core ideology. individual well educated. he fought to get to the position he is. in raised by a single mom. and his brother i
the story and have more as we get it. >>> president obama wrapping up his visit to israel before heading to neighboring jordan. today he tours certain spots including tombs as well as the holocaust memorial museum and follows a visit to the west bank yesterday and a speech in jerusalem where he offered america's unflinching support to israel and calling for a renewed start to the middle east peace process. >> those who adhere to the ideology of existing of israel exist israel is not going anywhere. so long as there is a united states of america, [ speaking in foreign language ] you are not alone. the only way to truly protect the israel people over the long term is through the absence of war, because no wall is high enough and no iron dome is strong enough or perfect enough to stop every enemy that is intent on doing so from inflicting harm. just as israelis built a state in their home land, palestinians have right to be a state in their home land. i'm going off script a little bit. before i came here i met with a group of young palestinians from the age of 15 to 22. and talking to them,
, congresswoman michele bachmann, now she claimed that president obama's wasting your money on his lavish lifestyle. where exactly is she getting her information? where are her facts? we tracked her down today and asked her and wait until you see how she responded. we begin with breaking news, news that could, could just trigger military action by the united states in syria. the news tonight, the possibility that the regime in syria, which has already shown itself capable of doing almost anything to its own people, might be doing the one thing that triggers military action, might be, might be using chemical weapons. crossing a red line that president obama himself laid down. they have, they have used chemical weapons, that would leave the president with a major challenge as he heads tonight to israel as it shares a border with syria. he told wolf blitzer there's a high probability chemical weapons were used. diane feinstein, the democratic colleague said today, quote, the white house has to make some kind of decision on this. jessica yellin is already in israel. she joins us by phone. jes
that president obama is wasting her money on his lavish lifestyle. we tracked her down and asked her to see how she responded. basically, she wouldn't stop walking or running, almost. we begin now with breaking news. news that just triggered military action by the united states in syria. the news tonight that the possib possibilitity might be doing the one thing that could trigger american military action. might be using chemical weapons. crossing a redline that president obama himself lay down. now, they have used chemical weapons, that would leave the president with a major challenge as he heads tonight to israel. now, the suggestion that kem wall weapons might have been used came just a few hours ago today from mike rogers, a high probability to believe that chemical weapons have been used. chief white house correspondent is already in israel. she joins us now by phone. so, jessica, you have senator finestein saying i think the probableties are very high and i think the white house needs to be prepared. >> anderson, white house officials say that they're still assessing the reports that chem
in the murder. >>> president obama leaves tonight on his first trip to israel since taking office. the president will meet with prime minister netanyahu. the relationship between two has been described sometimes strained, frosty, dysfunctional. but the president's going to try to reassure israelis about his efforts to keep iran from developing nuclear weapons. >>> the expectations are, well, let's call them low. stakes, though are high for president obama's trip to the middle east, his first as president. besides israel, also stops in ramallah and also in jordan. >> and of course, a trip is complicated by issues, including iran's nuclear program and of course talking also about the bloodshed in syria, the civil war, not to mention israeli-palestinian conflict. john king is there. >> reporter: the bullets are real. complacency the enemy at the security training kacademy. >> we have enemies motivated on us to do attacks in the cities, settlements, wherever there are jews. we're not waiting for the suicide bomber to come. we want to be prepared. >> reporter: expect the unexpected is what gat, a col
to get political for a moment here. i know you voted for president obama but since been quoted saying you like your vote back or something like that. why is that? >> because politicians mean well. this across the well. politicians mean well but, business people in my estimation should be running countries, and perhaps business women. there would be less wars but certainly they pay more attention to making sure that, you know, you take in more money than you put out. it is a simple business model. we ar 17 trillion almost in debt. melissa: right. >> there is no excuse for that. there should be an amendment passed. it should be, it should be against the law to be in debt, period. melissa: yeah. gene, you are a ledge -- legendary investor, i'm not sure people kn that. when you rang the bell at the new york city the dow was 1700. you side, buy, buy, buy. you said the market would two up from there. we're sitting at 14,000. what is your prediction of the dow? >> it will go up. the marketplace is not undervalued. listen to an idiot like me. if i understand and believe in america, the political
obamacare, which was the central issue the last campaign where you remember president obama was re-elected, the senate went even more democratic, and the house democrats gained seats and won over a million more votes than the republicans. normal people would think that the obamacare issue might be settled. does anybody realistically think it's going away any time soon? the republican fantasy budget reduces taxes dramatically without a hint of how it would be possible. without exploding the deficit or dramatically raising taxes on the middle class. this is consistent with what the romney ryan ticket said on the campaign trail last fall. the same issue where they dodged, assembled, and ignored the perfectly reasonable question how is it possible? six months later it's back in the budget but there's still -- but there still is no answer. during the last 40 years there have been only four budgets without deficits. the last three clinton budgets and the one that george bush inherited from bill clinton. in each case taxes as a percentage of the total economy were over 20%. in this republ
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